National Youth Gathering 2013
National LCMS Youth Gathering
San Antonio, Texas July 1-5, 2013
For over thirty years, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) has demonstrated its care and affirmation of young people by providing National LCMS Youth Gatherings.
The National LCMS Youth Gathering provides youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to:
•be affirmed in their lives as God's people
•nurture their relationship with others in the church
•celebrate their salvation in Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament
•recognize that youth ministry happens in a variety of settings in their parish, community and world
Held every three years, LCMS Youth Gatherings provide young people an opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. During the five-days of the Gathering youth spend time together in worship, God’s Word, prayer, song and service. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, Missouri.
The next event is July 1-5, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. LCMS youth and adult leaders will visit the city under the theme Live Love(d) based on I John 4:9:
"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." (NIV 1984)